Calendar of Events

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: October Classes & Workshops

Category: Classes, workshops, Exhibitions, visual art and Fine Crafts

Tue Oct 5, 10-12: “Conquering Your Camera’s Manual” with Jack Retterer, $30
Thu Oct 7, 14, 21, & 28, 9-12: “Mosaic on Stone” with instructor Manny Marti, $185
Fri Oct 8, 15, 22, 29, 9-12: “Learn the Art of Stained Glass” with instructor Sara Senft, $160
Sat Oct 9, 1-4: “Leaf Pendant & Earrings” with instructor Susan Smathers, $50
Tue Oct 12, 10-12: “Paint Along with Sam Hill” Watercolor Demonstration Class, $35
Tue Oct 19, 9:30: Monthly Members Meeting followed by New Member Orientation with Linda Patrick at 11
Wed Oct 20, 12-2: Project Discussion, artwork review session with John Anderson, free
Thu Oct 21, 1-4: Chain Maille Jewelry: “Harvest Bracelet” with George Gallant, $70
Wed Oct 27, 12-2: Life Drawing with Dena Whitener, $5
Thu-Fri Oct 28-29, 1-4: “Monoprints” with instructor Karen Shaw, $85

Located at 451 Lakeview Drive in Fairfield Glade (off Peavine Road). 931-707-7249 or

WDVX: Fall Fund Drive

Category: Festivals, special events, Fundraisers and Music

Thank you for being a loyal WDVX listener! As a loyal listener of WDVX, here are some ways to show us some love during the Fund Drive:

Tell a friend: We all have that one friend who has never listened to WDVX. Tell them how much the music you hear on WDVX means to you. Tell them about your favorite specialty programs and hosts and how having local, community radio enriches the life of a community.

Spread the love: Head over to Facebook or Twitter and let us know why YOU support WDVX by using the hashtag #supportWDVX #EastTennesseesOwnWDVX #RealLiveMusic. Share our posts when you see them.

Make a gift: Make a gift to help further support the station you love that will go straight back into programming. You can do so at

Become a WDVX Sustainer: Support WDVX with a monthly donation. Sustainers help the station by allowing us to have a monthly flow of income that really does pay the bills and keep us on the air. You can become a sustaining supporter here.

We look forward to hearing from you and thanks so much for all of your support!

Help us continue our mission to create and provide content to promote the cultural heritage of East Tennessee and the Southern Appalachian region by entertaining and educating audiences globally with original programs showcasing live radio performance, under-represented arts, and emerging and local talent.

Tennessee Theatre: Patty Griffin & Gregory Alan Isakov

Category: Music

OCTOBER 5 | 8:00PM

Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200,,

Startup Day

  • October 5, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events and Free event

Discover the world-changing ideas coming from Knoxville’s entrepreneurs at Startup Day 2021!

Startup Day will be in-person this year but also accessible virtually! It will take place at the Mill in Mine in Downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, beginning at 2:00 p.m. ET.

Startup Day is an annual “Shark-Tank”-style pitch competition for a chance to win up to $10,000 in cash prizes. Six of Knoxville’s most investable startups will pitch their businesses in front of a panel of expert judges. In addition to the opportunity to spotlight their startup for investors, entrepreneurs will compete for a “crowd favorite” cash prize, presented by Truist.

The event will also feature the Impact Award, presented by Verizon, to a Knoxville entrepreneur who has gained the most momentum over the past few years.

Join us for another great event celebrating Knoxville’s robust entrepreneurial ecosystem!

Compassion Coalition's Community Impact Luncheon

  • October 5, 2021
  • 12:00-1:00pm

Category: Fundraisers

Compassion Coalition's Community Impact Luncheon, Tuesday, October 5th
Cokesbury Center's Epworth Hall, 9915 Kingston Pike, Knoxville
(across the street from the church)

We invite you to come and learn about what God is doing at Compassion Coalition. Please join us for our Community Impact Fundraising Luncheon on October 5th at Cokesbury Center's Epworth Hall. We are so excited to gather and celebrate with you, our Compassion Coalition family!

Together we can overcome so many of the hardships our city faces. We believe it takes the whole family of God to embrace the whole faith of God; the power of the Gospel is in linking arms. And so, as a coalition, we engage people of faith to work with people of goodwill for the well-being of the city.

We work to bring together urban and suburban, Protestant and Catholic, mainline, and evangelical as well as Anglos and non-Anglos. We help Knoxville churches by informing them of needs in Knoxville; equipping them through training; connecting them to areas of need and empowering them to serve in our community. Whether you are a church, ministry, organization, or volunteer supporting the work of Compassion Coalition through time, talent, or treasure, you play a vital role.

Our goal is to have churches from all denominations bridging the gap and changing the face of poverty in our city. We are committed to moving beyond the walls of our church buildings to be the compassionate presence of Christ in the midst of the poverty, pain, and brokenness of our community.

If you would like information on attending, being a table host or a business sponsor contact or 865-251-1591 x257.

AIA East Tennessee: The Symposium

  • October 5, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Free event and Health, wellness

Tuesday, October 5
6:00 PM
@ The Maple Room
No Cost
Allied Partner: East Tennessee Community Design Center

Please join ETCDC and AIA East Tennessee for The Symposium. Local architects, the UTK Architecture & Design program and Keep Knoxville Beautiful will be presenting their concepts for the future of Sutherland Avenue and other projects. Drinks and food available for purchase. This is a FREE event, open to the public.

East Tennessee Chapter of the American Institute of Architects

Knoxville Museum of Art Book Club: A Month in the Country

Category: Free event, Lecture, discussion, panel and Literature, reading, writing

October 05, 2021 6:00pm - 7:30pm
The KMA Book Club meets three times a year to discuss a variety of books related to art, culture, and history.

The next book is “A Month in the Country” by J.L. Carr. The discussion will be held Tuesday, October 5 at 6:00 pm.

Free and open to the public. Questions? Contact Margo Clark at

Central Cinema: Tiny Stage Comedy Night

  • October 5, 2021

Category: Comedy and Free event

Tuesday, October 5 at 7pm

Join us for our FREE monthly live standup engagement, showcasing Knoxville’s best comics courtesy of our friends at Tiny Stage Comedy!

Doors at 7pm, comedy from 7:30pm-8:45pm!

Pellissippi State: The Indispensables

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

Pellissippi State Community College’s newest art exhibit has a little something for everyone.

“The Indispensables,” on display until Oct. 22, features the work of Pellissippi State’s four adjunct visual art instructors: John Allen, Anna Halliwell Boyd, Marty Komorny and Tatiana Potts -- their works, processes and investigations as varied as they are.

“The exhibition is a survey of our underrecognized colleagues’ talents and hard work and spans many mediums,” said Associate Professor Herb Rieth. “Drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, photography and printmaking are all explored here, often in thought-provoking and striking ways.”

• John Allen earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing from Clemson University in 2010 and his Master of Fine Arts from University of South Florida in 2014. His work spans various media including drawing, sculpture, photography and printmaking, and is often focused on process, especially aspects that are experimental, meditative or imaginative. His work on display at Pellissippi State includes “Case Studies I-IV,” silver gelatin pinhole prints in converted found objects such as old luggage.
• Anna Halliwell Boyd is a mixed media artist who earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2D Studio Art from the University of Tennessee in 2008 and her Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2018. Her recent works explore themes of loss and how the past is recollected, with photographs she took growing up resurrected to convey lost connections with others and the distorted nature of memory. The original printed photographs are sanded, erased and painted on with the intent of creating separation between the figures and the viewer, just as they are now separated from the artist. Another installation redacts details from the artist’s old school notes, with the blank spaces she created in them serving as lapses in memory.
• A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Marty Komorny received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Southern Illinois University, as well as a Master of Arts in Philosophy. She spent a motivational year picking fruit in the great Northwest, living out of a blue van, before returning to school to study Printmaking at the University of Tennessee. She continues to garden and make drawings, watercolors and prints from her home in Maryville.
• Tatiana Potts is a native of Slovakia who received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the University of North Carolina, Asheville, and her Master of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking from the University of Tennessee. Potts incorporates images, artist books and paper installations into a world that reflects her experiences and perspectives living, traveling and studying in Europe and the United States. Images are printed with printmaking processes such as screen print, intaglio, relief and lithography and then folded piece by piece and composed into one installation with glue, magnets and Velcro.

“The Indispensables” is free and open to the public 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday until Oct. 22. The Bagwell Center for Media and Art Gallery is located on Pellissippi State’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville. Masks are encouraged in indoor spaces. For more information about The Arts at Pellissippi State this season, visit or call 865-694-6400.

Leesa Osburn Exhibition at Stir Fry Café

  • October 3, 2021 — November 28, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Stir Fry Café West Hills, 7240 Kingston Pike #128, Knoxville, TN 37919

Bio: My family moved from Las Vegas, Nevada in 2019 to Knoxville to enjoy the four season change of climate. I have a BA from UNLV and enjoy the ability to paint around the East Tennessee area. Mostly I paint landscapes, seascapes, animals, and pet portraits. I belong to Fountain City Art Guild, Tennessee Artist Association, and Tuesday Painters, a Plein Air Group. To see examples of my work, please see website:

Oak Ridge Art Center: Open Show 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

The community is invited to the opening reception on Saturday, October 2 from 7 to 9 PM. The gallery talk will be held at 6:30 PM.

Celebrating visual artists in the area! The 2021 exhibition will be the 53rd show in the series, It is one of the longest running juried exhibitions in East Tennessee. Open Show 2021 will be exhibited from October 2 through November 27 in the Art Center’s galleries at 201 Badger Avenue in Oak Ridge.

Open Show is intended to showcase the diversity and range of excellent work being created by regional artists in a wide variety of media. Awards for this year’s show total $3,200.

Guests viewing Open Show can read the juror comment cards to discover what the juror considered when selecting the work into the exhibition. Here guests at a previous Open Show listen to the gallery talk that precedes the opening reception. It is an opportunity to learn more about the juror’s comments criteria.

Closed Thanksgiving Day
Oak Ridge Art Center, 201 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Hours: Tu-F 9-5, Sa-M 1-4. Information: 865-482-1441,

RED Gallery: Voodoo Rocket by Kevin Bradley

  • October 1, 2021 — December 31, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

New work from the Voodoo Rocket - Institute of Advanced Typographic Research

We will be open every Friday and a few other dates to be determined (check Social Media).

If you stop by the office of Robin Easter next door, they can provide access during the M-F 9-5 work hours, or after hours by appointment.
132 W Jackson Ave | Knoxville TN 37902 |

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